Dixon beats Herbert for 40th Top Fuel title of career

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Larry Dixon beat Doug Herbert at the
ProCare Rx NHRA SuperNationals to get his 40th Top Fuel title
Sunday, breaking a tie with Kenny Bernstein for sole possession of
second place on the career list.

Tommy Johnson Jr. won the Funny Car event, giving team owner Don
Prudhomme two wins on the day. Also, Greg Anderson won the Pro
Stock race, tying him with Prudhomme for sixth place with 49 wins,
and Craig Treble too the Pro Stock Motorcycle event.

Dixon beat Herbert out of the gates and inched away as he went
down the track with a time of 4.625 seconds at 321.73 mph to
Herbert's 4.675 at 316.30 mph.

Johnson, who has struggled most of the season, recovered from a
fire in the opening round that reduced his car to the bare chassis
to win and move from 12th to eighth in points standings. Johnson
finished in 4.994 seconds at 305.84 mph.

"We had to change everything after that fire, right down to the
fuel tanks," Johnson said. "That was a bad fire. It snuck up on
me because the run was going fine and then, blam, there was this
huge fireball."